Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 99

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 99 (P. Oxy. 99 or P. Oxy. I 99) concerns the sale of half a house, written in Greek. It was discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet The document was written on 4 September 55. Currently it is housed at the British Museum (756) in London.[1]

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The document records the sale of half a house by Pnepheros, son of Papontos, to Tryphon, son of Dionysius, for 32 talents of copper. The document also records the payment of a tax of 3 talents, 1200 drachmae, or 10%, and another charge, the nature of which is unknown. The measurements of the fragment are 230 by 440 mm.[2]

It was discovered by Grenfell and Hunt in 1897 in Oxyrhynchus. The text was published by Grenfell and Hunt in 1898.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ P. Oxy. 99 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri I. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 161–163. 

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainB. P. Grenfell; A. S. Hunt (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri I. London: Egypt Exploration Fund.